Cheney on The News Hour

Updated and Reposted: Here is the video and transcript of Dick Cheney on The News Hour.

It’s pretty rare that an interview on The News Hour gets flagged as something special, but the interview I’m watching of Dick Cheney by Jim Leher is pretty interesting actually. Jim’s letting him talk forever, but its Cheney’s long, circuitous routes around making any statement at all about anything that are what makes this whole thing amazing. I’ve never seen a person drone on so long in Corporate Douchenese. It’s fascinating.

For example, when asked about the detainee who Bush Administration officials says was tortured, Dick Cheney- Vice President of the United States – actually said, “oh, well, we have regulations. . . She said those regulations were followed. . . Our people follow the regulations. . . blah, blah, . . . But I can’t guarantee perfection.”

No shit, really? Did the VPOTUS just say that you can’t cry over spilled milk or accidentally tortured prisoners of war?

I’ve got to get a link to this video and put it on this post.


RNC: PBS Trades Like for Like

Of course, due to Gustav’s landfall in the Gulf Coast – and the unfortunate track record of Republican response to crisis – the RNC’s first day festivities have been cancelled.  In the hall, at least.

And PBS needed to find something to fill in the time that would otherwise have been spent covering the convention.  So, what did they pick?  Something very similar: the Antiques Road Show.

Dig it.